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Old 07-30-2017, 09:27 AM   #1
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Still on a travel trailer search. I never thought a 3/4 ton diesel truck would limit me. What 5th wheel weight can I realistically tow? Specs say one thing, forums another. Seems the pin weight is too high? Has to be a toy hauler which are heavier. Even the nicer bumper pulls are close to the max specs. Can someone help me understand?


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Old 07-30-2017, 10:03 AM   #2
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Take a picture of the sticker inside your door jam and post it up. Yes, a 3/4 Ton truck has a lower GVWR and GCWR than a F350 SRW AND DRW. Can it pull over the rated weight, sure. However, get into an accident with an overloaded truck and you'll have lawsuits piling up.
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Sticker weights are there for a reason. Always 2 sides of the fence though.
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Old 07-30-2017, 10:49 AM   #5
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I have no problem staying within specs I'm just getting conflicting stories of what that is. Hitch sticker says 18500 with weight distributing but specs online say 15900 for a fifth wheel. I can't make that math work. I would think more for fifth wheel.


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You have to be within spec on every component. Your hitch may be rated for 18,000, but that doesn't make your truck rated for it. Some will pull over the rated weight anyway. I have a friend who admits that he's way over with his F250 and fifth wheel trailer, but since he's got airbags it's leveled it up okay. No, it's not. You've got safety and liability issues and, perhaps, and insurance coverage issue—i.e. will your carrier cover you if you were intentionally overweight. You've got to be within spec on the GVWR, GCWR, and hitch rating.

The problem with a fifth wheel is the king pin weight can put you over the GVWR. The king pin weight of a fifth wheel is much greater than the tongue weight of a comparable bumper pull. That soaks up a lot of capacity of the truck. My Ram 2500 curbs at 6780 and grosses at 10,000. That's 3220 total cargo capacity. A 2000 pound king pin weight reduces the available weight to 1220. Put me and full tank of fuel in the truck and it's down to about 570 pounds. That's 570 pounds for everything else—wife, kids, luggage, et cet. Depending on what all you've got, you'll be at or over the GVWR of your truck.

And airbags don't solve the problem. Don't let anyone tell you they do. They may level the load, which has benefits, but they don't increase the specs of your truck.

There's a reason you see a lot of fifth wheels going down the road pulled by duallys.

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Old 07-30-2017, 11:36 AM   #7
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Still on a travel trailer search. I never thought a 3/4 ton diesel truck would limit me. What 5th wheel weight can I realistically tow? Specs say one thing, forums another. Seems the pin weight is too high? Has to be a toy hauler which are heavier. Even the nicer bumper pulls are close to the max specs. Can someone help me understand?


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Truck capabilities have gone up, but trailers have gotten even bigger. I have a friend with a fifth wheel that weighs almost 20,000 pounds.

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Old 07-30-2017, 01:48 PM   #8
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What year is your truck? I had a 13 F350 SRW CC 4x4 and was limited to 16K 5th wheel/gooseneck hitch. I moved up to a DRW for increased towing capacities. Looking into it the limits on the SRW it was due to the gear ratios, 3.55/1 and the previous truck a GMC 3/4 ton with 3.73/1 had the same towing capacity. The main difference between the F250 and F350 SRW is the rear leaf springs/overload springs. The F350 SRW has the same towing but a higher payload in the bed. Here is a webpage just select your year and poke around.
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Old 07-30-2017, 02:15 PM   #9
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Sticker on the door is only going to tell you the axle weight ratings. Your owner's manual will give you payload capacity and CGVWR both of which is really what you need to base your trailer purchase around. Also you need to know the load capacity of your tires.


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Old 07-30-2017, 02:26 PM   #10
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Default F250 Fifth Wheel Capacity

Based on the link above, your CGVWR (truck plus trailer) is 23,500# and your maximum towing capacity for 5th wheel is 15,900#.



This is based on the assumption your truck is a crew cab 6.7 diesel with a 3.55 gear ratio.

Now your max GVWR (for the truck) is 10,000#. Your truck should weigh somewhere around 8,000# with you and a full tank of fuel with nothing else like heavy after market bumpers and such. All of that has to be considered. So take the weight of your remaining passengers plus any gear, etc and add that to 8,000#. Deduct that total from 10,000 and you will have your maximum pin weight.

I'm betting you are going to be limited to 1500# or less of pin weight.

You really should take your truck to a set of truck scales with you, all passengers and a typical gear loadout so you will know your exact starting weight.

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Old 07-30-2017, 04:32 PM   #11
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Take Mike D's advice and figure out how much your carrying with a typical load. Me, wife, both kids, a full tank of fuel, and my tool box full of stuff is about 900#.

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Texas Bob, the pin weight can be helped with overload springs or airbags. Make sure the rim and tire combo will support the weight. The drivetrain, brakes and chassis are the same on the f250 and 350 SRW. The tow weight is affected by the axle gear ratio if you look at the chart in the link you can see the diff between axle gear ratios. The "higher" ratio/ lower number will put more stress on the drivetrain. But then again so will putting bigger tires on your truck. The key is to keep your RPM range in its sweet spot for torque when towing.
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Old 08-08-2017, 01:43 PM   #13
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2013 F250 w/6.7L, 156", Crew Cab 4x4, 3.55 gears. 10,000 lbs GVWR, Payload 3250, 23,500 GCWR, 15,900 lbs max 5th wheel. Add 400 lbs to payload and 5th wheel towing if you have a 4x2. No amount of air bags or helper springs will change these numbers. Pin weight needs to equal or be less than 3250 - (passengers and anything you put into or bolt to the truck). It is better to put extra items into the trailer storage than the truck since only 15-25% of that weight reaches the truck. Also make sure you are looking at trailer curb weight and not GROSS weight which includes stuff and full tanks of liquid.
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Before anyone goes nuts. I said look at trailer curb weight instead of GROSS because you can control the gross weight of the trailer by limiting the amount of stuff you cram in it. This gives you a little cushion. Even if you go to a park that doesn't have waste water hook up there is almost always a dump station very nearby.
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Old 08-08-2017, 01:56 PM   #15
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Just get a one ton if possible! There is a reason you very rarely hear people complaining about having too much truck. Never get stuck under trucked.
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Old 08-08-2017, 01:58 PM   #16
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If you are looking at getting a new truck and are hauling a truck camper, 5th wheel or bumper pull, do yourself a favor and just get an F350 (possibly an F450 dually depending on situation).
The more options you put on it the less payload capacity you will have. My 2016 F250 Lariat had a payload of 2496 lbs and a 10,000 lb GVWR. My new F350 XLT has a payload of 4226 lbs and a 11,300 lb GVWR.
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What Mike D said plus look at your rear tire/axle capacity. That is usually what gets you overloaded first with a 3/4 ton single wheel and a 5th wheel.
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Old 08-08-2017, 04:06 PM   #18
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Thanks guys. Working a deal on a work and play bumper pull. Fits our needs and specs better for now. Good weight distributing hitch and I'm well under capacity fully loaded. Safer, easier and no worries.


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Thanks guys. Working a deal on a work and play bumper pull. Fits our needs and specs better for now. Good weight distributing hitch and I'm well under capacity fully loaded. Safer, easier and no worries.


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How big a trailer is this one?

Tongue pull has many issues when towing vs a 5th wheel.

Having pulled both I'll never choose a tongue pull over a 5th wheel again. The 5th wheel pulls that much better.


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Just under 30' overall, 26' box I believe. I wanted a lot of things a 5th wheel offered but this met all our wants including two queen beds, under 30' and fits in my building. Add in the durability which means it will be a killer hunting cabin when we do upgrade to a family 5th wheel down the road.


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Texas Bob, the pin weight can be helped with overload springs or airbags. Make sure the rim and tire combo will support the weight. The drivetrain, brakes and chassis are the same on the f250 and 350 SRW. The tow weight is affected by the axle gear ratio if you look at the chart in the link you can see the diff between axle gear ratios. The "higher" ratio/ lower number will put more stress on the drivetrain. But then again so will putting bigger tires on your truck. The key is to keep your RPM range in its sweet spot for torque when towing.

This is FALSE for 2017. No idea for the previous year models. A 2017 F-250 with the 6.7 diesel uses the Sterling 10.5 axle, while the F-350 SRW uses the larger M275 axle. The 5 leaf pack, larger axle, and heavier front springs are what sets the 350 apart. The axle being the key component.
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Oh and for the gasser the drivetrain isn't the same unless optioned that way. The 250 uses the 6R100, and the 350 uses the 6R140. The 250 can be optioned with the 6R140 though.
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Real Truck...

It ain't about what you can pull... it's about how much you can carry...
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It ain't about what you can pull... it's about how much you can carry...


Negative.

It's all about how much you can stop.
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Negative.

It's all about how much you can stop.
Nope... That ain't all it is and I think you know that...

GCWR is about stopping... GVWR is about carrying... the two are mutually inclusive if towing, but both are independent also...

That F250 rated for 10,000 pounds GVWR is limited to a total weight of 10K..

And yet it is rated to tow 15K... however a 15K 5th wheel trailer with an average of 20% pin weight would have a pin weight of 3000 pounds... Although many of the bigger 5th wheels run up to 25% plus for pin weights..

My '12 2WD F250 XL with the 6.7 had a payload of 2600 before I added a hitch, tool box, wife, dog, or ice chest... Scaled weight ready to tow was 8300, now exactly were am I gonna put a 3000 pound pin weight...

And a 4 X 4 F-250 would have even less payload... add a fancy bumper guard, running boards, butt warmer, power seats, leather and a few other things like kids, dogs, deer corn, and beer and you're almost out of payload before adding a trailer...

Those of you looking to haul a large 5th wheel RV should by pass the F250 and at the least look at SRW F350 / 3500 pickups.. I went dually so I didn't have to trade again when the wife wanted a bigger trailer.. Mine only weighs 12.5K...


They can tow them, they just can't carry them...

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It really boils down to simple math but many people refuse to do it. Then you throw in a WDH and it really fouls things up.
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I have a ram 2500 and a 42 foot fifth wheel and will be trading down to a bumper pull eventually. I'm at the edge of being able haul the fifth whee, and that is with it being completely empty with only myself and a full tank of diesel in the truck. The GVWR on the trailer is 13,800lbs.

I would have purchased a 1ton DRW if I knew I would be pulling it often, but I might move it once or twice over the next 5 years. There are some smaller fifth wheels that a 2500 can handle but i feel like you get more size going to a bumper pull vs smaller fifth wheels.
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I have a ram 2500 and a 42 foot fifth wheel and will be trading down to a bumper pull eventually. I'm at the edge of being able haul the fifth whee, and that is with it being completely empty with only myself and a full tank of diesel in the truck. The GVWR on the trailer is 13,800lbs.

I would have purchased a 1ton DRW if I knew I would be pulling it often, but I might move it once or twice over the next 5 years. There are some smaller fifth wheels that a 2500 can handle but i feel like you get more size going to a bumper pull vs smaller fifth wheels.


Maybe in theory but the ride quality, handling and stability is MUCH better with a 5th wheel than a bumper pull trailer.


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I have a ram 2500 and a 42 foot fifth wheel and will be trading down to a bumper pull eventually. I'm at the edge of being able haul the fifth whee, and that is with it being completely empty with only myself and a full tank of diesel in the truck. The GVWR on the trailer is 13,800lbs.

I would have purchased a 1ton DRW if I knew I would be pulling it often, but I might move it once or twice over the next 5 years. There are some smaller fifth wheels that a 2500 can handle but i feel like you get more size going to a bumper pull vs smaller fifth wheels.


How far do you typically tow it?
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Maybe 20 miles max from property to property if needed. If I were to be traveling full time with it I would go with a 3500 DRW.
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Maybe 20 miles max from property to property if needed. If I were to be traveling full time with it I would go with a 3500 DRW.


Pull it with out worry
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Nope... That ain't all it is and I think you know that...



GCWR is about stopping... GVWR is about carrying... the two are mutually inclusive if towing, but both are independent also...



That F250 rated for 10,000 pounds GVWR is limited to a total weight of 10K..



And yet it is rated to tow 15K... however a 15K 5th wheel trailer with an average of 20% pin weight would have a pin weight of 3000 pounds... Although many of the bigger 5th wheels run up to 25% plus for pin weights..



My '12 2WD F250 XL with the 6.7 had a payload of 2600 before I added a hitch, tool box, wife, dog, or ice chest... Scaled weight ready to tow was 8300, now exactly were am I gonna put a 3000 pound pin weight...



And a 4 X 4 F-250 would have even less payload... add a fancy bumper guard, running boards, butt warmer, power seats, leather and a few other things like kids, dogs, deer corn, and beer and you're almost out of payload before adding a trailer...



Those of you looking to haul a large 5th wheel RV should by pass the F250 and at the least look at SRW F350 / 3500 pickups.. I went dually so I didn't have to trade again when the wife wanted a bigger trailer.. Mine only weighs 12.5K...





They can tow them, they just can't carry them...


Maybe on 5th wheel where you can't control tongue weight. My experience is with gooseneck where if loaded correctly you can pull it if you can stop it.

Used to be power was the limit but not now days.
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Pull it with out worry
I've been told by hotshot runners that the 2500 will handle the trailer even loaded down to the GVWR but I'm not sure. The math just adds up to too much kingpin weight for the 2500's payload.

I've never done the math myself, not even sure how it all works.
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You say a toyhauler is required. How much weight are you putting in it, and where at in relation to the axles? That will have a big affect on pin weight. 2k pounds at the very back end of the trailer might make a 500 pound pin difference.
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Still on a travel trailer search. I never thought a 3/4 ton diesel truck would limit me. What 5th wheel weight can I realistically tow? Specs say one thing, forums another. Seems the pin weight is too high? Has to be a toy hauler which are heavier. Even the nicer bumper pulls are close to the max specs. Can someone help me understand?


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If you spent about 500 bucks and have your dealer add an extra leaf spring to each side of your rear you will now have a 1 ton
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If you spent about 500 bucks and have your dealer add an extra leaf spring to each side of your rear you will now have a 1 ton


No. Just no.


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This is FALSE for 2017. No idea for the previous year models. A 2017 F-250 with the 6.7 diesel uses the Sterling 10.5 axle, while the F-350 SRW uses the larger M275 axle. The 5 leaf pack, larger axle, and heavier front springs are what sets the 350 apart. The axle being the key component.
Look at the door sticker, its a 13 model.
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What year is your truck? I had a 13 F350 SRW CC 4x4 and was limited to 16K 5th wheel/gooseneck hitch. I moved up to a DRW for increased towing capacities. Looking into it the limits on the SRW it was due to the gear ratios, 3.55/1 and the previous truck a GMC 3/4 ton with 3.73/1 had the same towing capacity. The main difference between the F250 and F350 SRW is the rear leaf springs/overload springs. The F350 SRW has the same towing but a higher payload in the bed. Here is a webpage just select your year and poke around.
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I had the same issue. Had a 2012 F-350 with the 3.55. Fifth wheel was about 16 to 17k full (40ft). I did not feel comfortable and sold it and bought a 15 Chevy DRW. Pulls a lot better. Main thing is, when you look at the weight of the RV, you have to remember also what you are loading in it and then calculate your total weight. Don't let the salesmen just assume you can pull it. Either you have to bump the truck up or go for a smaller toyhauler. That's why I ended up with a DRW.
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